After the warm temperatures of one week ago, the pendular is swinging back into some freezing temperatures with chances of snow accumulation in the higher elevations and in parts of Quebec like the Saguenay and Gaspe. That being said, nothing is going to stop the wave of ski area closure as we moved closer to May. Sometimes its melting snow or melting motivation from ski areas or the skiing public to make the lifts spins.
The number of ski areas spinning tentative opened this weekend has dropped from 39 to 13 with only 5 ski areas open midweek. Eastern North America skiing is limited to Quebec and New England, mostly located in the Green Mountains or Eastern Quebec.
This week’s forecast shouldn’t to hard on the snowpack, however will the skiers show up? Help out the remaining ski areas and go skiing. Show you care and grateful that they are still spinning for you.
LIST OF 10
13** SKI AREAS TENTATIVELY OPEN THIS WEEKEND
Open DAILY : 5
QUEBEC : 3
6** Sutton – April 26 (weekend only – tentative)**
Ste.Anne – April 26 (weekend only)
Le Valinouet – April 26 (weekend only – tentative)*
Comi – April 26 (Fri-Sun only)**
Miller – May 3 (weekend only -tentative- closed this weekend) ***
St-Sauveur – May 10 or more (weekend only)
VERMONT : 4
Okemo – April 26 (Fri-Sun only –
Jay – May (tentative – daily this week)
Sugarbush – May 3 (tentative – daily this week)
Killington – June (tentative – daily this week)
NEW HAMPSHIRE : 1
Wildcat – May 3 (tentative – daily this week)
MAINE : 2
Sugarloaf – May (tentative – daily this week)
Sunday River – May 2 (weekend only)
* Update : April 23, 2015, 2:30pm : Okemo confirmed, Le Valinouet is done
** Update : April 23, 2015, 4:00pm : Miller confirmed, Sutton, Comi are done
*** update: April 24, 2015, 5:00pm : Miller isnt opening due to the weather, will try next weekend.
Ski Mad World’s weekly Eastern Closing 2015 post:
Early Easter, late Spring : Eastern Closing Thread 2014-15 – Part 1
Melting…snow and list are melting : Eastern Closing Thread 2014-15 – Part 2